The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 09 March 2021

1. SHED (VERB): dismiss

Synonyms: let go, discharge

Antonyms: hire

Example Sentence:

Many firms use relocation as an opportunity to shed jobs.

 

2. UPBEAT (ADJECTIVE): optimistic

Synonyms: cheerful, cheery

Antonyms: pessimistic

Example Sentence:

He was upbeat about the company’s future.

 

3. HAPHAZARD (ADJECTIVE): random

Synonyms: unplanned, unsystematic

Antonyms: systematic

Example Sentence:

The music business works in a haphazard fashion.

 

4. PAINSTAKING (ADJECTIVE): careful

Synonyms: meticulous, thorough

Antonyms: careless

Example Sentence:

Painstaking attention to detail has been given.

 

5. PARTLY (ADVERB): in part

Synonyms: partially, somewhat

Antonyms: completely

Example Sentence:

He had been at least partly responsible for dashing her hopes.

 

6. SEVER (VERB): break off

Synonyms: discontinue, suspend

Antonyms: maintain

Example Sentence:

The notice itself may be sufficient to sever the joint tenancy.

 

7. PALPABLE (ADJECTIVE): perceptible

Synonyms: visible, noticeable

Antonyms: intangible

Example Sentence:

There was palpable tension in the room.

 

8. INITIAL (VERB): ratify

Synonyms: accept, approve

Antonyms: reject

Example Sentence:

Greece and the United States initialled a new defense cooperation agreement.

 

9. MARGINAL (ADJECTIVE): slight

Synonyms: small, tiny

Antonyms: vast

Example Sentence:

It seems likely to make only a marginal difference.

 

10. EXCISE (VERB): delete

Synonyms: strike out, cancel

Antonyms: add

Example Sentence:

The clauses were excised from the treaty.

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